Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF)

Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grants are available to organizations in the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s 11-parish service region: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. DAF grants are supported by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

Updated 2018-2019 DAF Grant Guidelines

* All grant applications must be submitted online via the MGO online application system

For more information about guidelines and eligibility, contact Monica Pearce, Director of Grants Management & Special Projects at or 225-344-8558 x 228.


The deadline for FY2019 DAF Grant Applications has passed. Please check back for FY2020 dates and workshops in early 2019.

DAF Grant Workshop May 29, 2018

Applicants must create a MyGovernmentOnline customer portal account in order to access the grant application. For technical assistance, please call the MGO technical support line at 1-866-957-3764, option 1 for assistance. The MyGovernmentOnline agents are available to assist with any software related questions.

For organizations applying for DAF grants within the Arts Council's 11-parish service region, please see below for the FY19 maximum request amounts per parish:

Ascension: $6,415
East Baton Rouge: $7,500
East Feliciana: $1,213
Iberville: $1,998
Livingston: $7,660
Pointe Coupee: $1,364
St. Helena: $1,000
Tangipahoa: $7,246
Washington: $2,822
West Baton Rouge: $1,423
West Feliciana: $1,200

NOTE: DAF Guidelines are posted prior to the Legislative Session; the parish allocations below are based upon FY18 numbers and are likely to change based upon the Legislature’s FY19 budget recommendations. Any change will be taken into account during the Panel deliberations; applicants will not need to submit new forms